WAR OUT THERE' - 26/3/07 & Just Jack support TourRadar will release a brand new single, the insurgent War Out There on March 26th on EMI Records. For those of you that dont know, Radar make 21st Century mechanical dub pop about innovation, complacency and conspiracy that fits equally as well on your FM dial as it does soundtracking a debauched late-night bender. Their debut album Bright Like The Sun recorded over the Summer of 2006, was produced by Dan Carey (who has previously produced the likes of Kylie & Sebastien Tellier, Lee Scratch Perry and currently Sly & Robbie) with frontman Callum Johnston and perfectly captures the bands modern digital ska-vibe and was mixed by Cox and Dring, who themselves make up the other two thirds of the Gorillaz production team alongside Dangermouse.The bands early underground singles 5th Columnist & 'Lunacy', released last year and taken from Bright Like The Sun have each picked up excellent radio support from the likes of Xfm & 6music, deemed ones to watch by Clash Magazine and received stellar club support thanks to their own originals and stellar remixes courtesy of the likes of Tayo, Rich File, Aaron Lacrate and now South Central for War Out There.This is the sound of Radar, a gang not affected by trend or by scene, by tribe or by cut. Tripped out beats, building baselines and crashing pop melodies both bold and hypnotic in their clutch. Radar has created a sound that is referential without ever being derivative. Instead they have absorbed, contextualized and reinvented for 2007. Radars music is thick with the menace and excitement of pop's first city, a perfect distillation of West End gloss and East End grit, with echoes of the dub reggae Soundsystem's of Brixton and Notting Hill, the barbed wire guitars of Whitechapel's Rhythm Factory and the heartache and angst that makes its home everywhere and nowhere. Their sound not defined by their London base, Radar have set about soundtracking Great British life for the here and now; from the club to the council estate.
Bright Like The Sun will follow in spring 2007, preceded by a few surprises along the way. They will also be coming live to a hall, dancefloor, tavern or disco near you having completed a highly successful monthly residency at Londons hugely popular YoYo club night at Londons Notting Hill Arts Club throughout the month of October, alongside a series of rapturous other performances throughout the year
The future is bright, bright like the sun!
Radar are singer and multi instrumentalist Callum Johnston, guitarist Barney Monk, bassist Tom Wilson, and drummer Steve Harry.Radar